I was there. My personal politics are hardly a secret for those who are interested, but I am not inclined to say too much here about why I was there or what I think about it. However, there were things to be celebrated at yesterday’s inauguration that even Rick Warren and Diane Feinstein could agree on, things which have already been said by so many who are more eloquent than I am that I hesitate to say a word. But I will leave you with the words of another, and my own small addendum:
This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.
– Senator John McCain, November 4 2008
That special pride belongs to all of us, Senator McCain.